I agree @sebastiano, (Nearly )
Historically there was little or no “emotional support” on a “societal” basis for anyone. Around 1900 Freud invented psychoanalysis and spent a lot of time analysing “neurotic women” - he was about the beginning of any form of recognition of “emotional support”
Interestingly my reading of the first part of “Freud” at wikipedia does not really seem to mention this and in fact comes up with this ;
“…Though in overall decline as a diagnostic and clinical practice, psychoanalysis remains influential within psychology, psychiatry, and psychotherapy, and across the humanities. As such, it continues to generate extensive and highly contested debate with regard to its therapeutic efficacy, its scientific status, and whether it advances or is detrimental to the feminist cause…”
So in fact the “Ministry of truth” is apparent here too, in changing history and concurrently reveals it’s own agenda !
The “arguments” profferred in that quote seem to be just plain breath taking in their naivete !
Now as I said there was no emotional support for anyone really - except that women had their little networks of support in their friends. Men did not have any such support from anywhere and still don’t !
History also shows that even back then “Feminists” were bullying men, as demonstrated by the fact that the “Pnkhurst woman” and her daughter were actively pushing men to their deaths in WW! by dishing out “white feathers” to any men they happened across. - (Google whte feathers) - I was also tickled by one related incident where some vociferours woman demendde of a particular man “why aren’t you fighting.?” He said “Because I’m German” - (He got the white feather anyway ! )
Nowadays - any self respecting male would simply say - "You wanna fight? - YOU go and fight !"
But back then, the “respect of women” was a huge driving force on almost all males !
Men then seem to have been cast adrift in this “time warp” - when all they really really want the “Respect of women” and all men get is ; abuse, blame and denouncement. Accusations against “men as a whole” without any form of supprting evidence by the feminist INDUSTRY !
There is much made of “Women getting the vote” in 1918 - what is never mentioned is that that was the same year that MEN got “the vote” as well ! Universal “voting” became the norm in 1928.
This is a very young subject in fact and homosexuality was a criminal activity in the 1960s in the uk (Oscar Wild - “Ballad of Reading gaol (jail)” ) and was classified in USA as a formal psychiatric disorder.
We are testing all sorts of “Boundaries” here and Evolution / History will adapt us and judge respectively, but the contention of THIS Thread is that Men in the uk are in desperate need - NOW !
It is not concerned with “other genders” - except insofar as the blame and guilt they cast towards Men (the universal and EASY Target for “blame”) can be observed as a contributory factor to the dire state on the male psyche within the UK.
In conclusion of this post then I would simply state ;
MEN are Great ! men are wonderful ! Men should be proud of yourselves and hold your heads up high !
Times may be bleak and you may be struggling against a perverted Legal system to even see your own children, You may be refused accomodation by a biased “housing system”, you may be denied emotional suppost by dismissive “Sociial Services” / Medical “professions”
BUT "It is always darkest just before the dawn! " - The pendulum - WILL swing back !
"Nil Carborundum illigitimun ! "